Linux 2.6 8xx kernel booting vs watchdog
marcelo.tosatti at cyclades.com
Thu Jan 13 05:27:58 EST 2005
On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 02:41:18PM -0500, Povolotsky, Alexander wrote:
> I wonder if someone could help me with answering couple of my questions:
> How watchdog resetting is handled for PPC
> in Linux 2.6 on the kernel level ?
> Does one need to add code for it or is it supported "off the shelf" ?
It is not supported off the shelf.
We (Cyclades) have a timer to periodically touch the watchdog on boot, and afterwards
a watchdog driver which gets periodically written by a userspace daemon.
I can send a patch if you wish.
> Is "early printk" supported for PPC on 2.6 ?
> If yes - how and where it could be enabled?
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